lipoic acid

noun li·po·ic acid \ lī-ˈpō-ik- , li- \

Definition of lipoic acid

: any of several microbial growth factors; especially : a fatty acid C8H14O2S2 that is essential for the oxidation of alpha-keto acids (such as pyruvic acid) in metabolism

Origin and Etymology of lipoic acid

lip-, lipo-


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lipoic acid

noun li·po·ic acid \ li-ˌpō-ik- , lī- \

medical Definition of lipoic acid

: any of several microbial growth factors; especially : a crystalline compound C8H14O2S2 that is essential for the oxidation of alpha-keto acids (as pyruvic acid) in metabolism called also protogen

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